PHIL 030. Buddhist Philosophy

This course explores some of the central arguments and debates in Indian Buddhist philosophy from the second to the eleventh centuries. Topics include the problem of human suffering, the existence of the self and the external world, the sources of knowledge, epistemological skepticism, moral responsibility, and the problem of other minds. Students will have the opportunity to reconstruct and critically analyze the arguments of Buddhist philosophers in their historical contexts, as well as ask what we can learn from them today.
PHIL distribution - H, V
Prerequisite: First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA.
Spring 2024. Picascia.
Spring 2026. Picascia.
Catalog chapter: Philosophy 
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